Pawtucket, RI – April 8, 2019 – Award-winning Italian restaurant, Massimo, has opened a sister restaurant at
Legacy Place in Dedham, MA. Massimo was named “Best Restaurant in Rhode Island 2018” by RI Monthly
Magazine. Rhode Islanders Joseph and Esther DeQuattro have brought the best flavors of Italy to Massachusetts,
along with a few of their favorite Ocean State dishes from Massimo’s original Federal Hill location in
Providence’s renowned Italian district.
Along with some Massimo classics, IL Massimo in Dedham will have distinctive dishes exclusive to Legacy Place.
Jeff Burgess, executive chef for the Dedham location, has traveled extensively throughout Italy and southern
Europe for inspiration and has brought the best flavors of the Mediterranean to New England. The menu
includes locally sourced items for a modern taste of Federal Hill. IL Massimo’s full bar includes an impressive
selection of wines from Italy, Spain and California, as well as beers on tap and cocktails.
Studio JBD’s John Bell, Vice President of Design, and Dansereau Design Studio’s Susan Dansereau, envisioned IL
Massimo at Legacy Place in Dedham, MA as an upscale, sophisticated, yet relaxed Italian dining experience. IL
Massimo sets itself apart from the competition with its unique city-like ambience while being accessible.
Situated near the entrance to Legacy Place, it’s difficult to miss. Studio JBD, inspired by the rich textures and
patterns of Italian architecture and details, designed a modern space that plays on a classic European café
atmosphere that is communal and energetic.
Along with Studio JBD’s Manny Sousa, Mario Hernandez, and Brianna Wilson, the design team took advantage
of state-of-the-art materials to give IL Massimo a classically modern appearance that is warm, inviting, and
timeless. Textured stone, quartz countertops, cork walls, beautiful millwork, dazzling chandeliers and porcelain
marble tile replicating the prominent black and white color schemes of Milan, Tuscany, and Florence, can be
found throughout IL Massimo. A feature of Massimo’s Providence location, a grand farmer’s table, was
incorporated into the design giving patrons the ability to see the beautiful cuisine and sample items from the
menu. One of IL Massimo’s most dramatic features is the twenty-two-foot-long fireplace anchoring the dining
room. Whether you are seated in one of the restaurant’s booths, at one of the tables, or at the bar, IL Massimo
will surely impress.
“It has been a gratifying experience bringing IL Massimo to Legacy Place. We are grateful and honored to have
been a part of this project, and we are excited to share the best of the Providence’s famed Federal Hill
experiences and Mediterranean flavors with the patrons of IL Massimo.” – John Bell, Vice President of Design,
Written by Corey Casale, Studio JBD
About Studio JBD and JGA:
Founded in 1983 by Judd Brown and Steve McMahon, Studio JBD, together with our sister-architectural-firm,
Jefferson Group Architecture (JGA) focus on hospitality design with a particular concentration on private
clubs. Known nationally to be among America’s foremost Private Club Planning and Design consultants, JBD and
JGA provide the nation’s clubs with a complete array of services to assist the membership and management in the
development and presentation of Facility Master Plans as well as subsequent full project documentation.
SVP, Studio JBD & Director of Business Development, Jefferson Group Architecture
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